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Off the Court: Anthony Morrow


New Orleans shooting guard Anthony Morrow is one of three current Pelicans players who grew up in the South and also played college basketball in the ACC, along with Austin Rivers (Orlando/Duke) and Al-Farouq Aminu (Atlanta/Wake Forest). Morrow, a Charlotte native and Georgia Tech product, recently discussed his background and some of his interests away from basketball with

Pelicans shooting guard Anthony MorrowBest moment as an athlete: “Winning back-to-back high school state championships in North Carolina.”
How he chose his uniform number of 3: “Anthony Davis already had 23 and Brian Roberts already had 22, the numbers I had worn previously in the NBA. I wanted to keep a 3 in my number, so I picked 3.”
One thing fans might be surprised to know about him: “When I was younger, I used to draw shoes that my mom couldn’t afford. I used to design my own shoes. My walls were just covered with pictures of hundreds of shoes that I would draw.”
Favorite things about New Orleans: “Food, the fans and that it’s a smaller, laidback city. Kind of what I’m accustomed to growing up in Charlotte.”
First job: “I worked for my mom and dad, who had a janitorial and landscaping service in Charlotte.”
Favorite athlete as a kid: “Michael Jordan.”
What he’d be doing if he weren’t an NBA player: “I’d probably be an entrepreneur and own a couple businesses.”
Closest friends on other NBA teams: “Stephen Curry, Stephen Jackson, C.J. Watson, Monta Ellis – all guys I played with at Golden State.”
Favorite type of music: “R&B and hip-hop.”
Favorite TV show: “Martin.”
Favorite movies of all time: “Juice, White Men Can’t Jump.”
Favorite websites: “, HotNewHipHop.”